A Farewell to Alex Smith as a Member of the San Francisco 49ers

March 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's official. The Alex Smith era has come to a close in San Francisco.
The Kansas City Chiefs and 49ers completed a trade on Tuesday that sent two draft picks to San Francisco for the former No. 1 pick of the 2005 NFL draft, according to the Niners' official website.
49ers fans must be thrilled at the bounty they received in return for their backup quarterback, which is expected to include the No. 34 pick in the 2013 draft. However, I'm left wishing Smith had one more shot to lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl.
No, I'm not suggesting he would have led San Francisco to its sixth Super Bowl had he been the starting quarterback in the playoffs. Actually, I don't think Smith would have led the 49ers to New Orleans at all.
It's just that, after five seasons of mediocre play (to put it lightly), Smith had finally turned a corner, and I wanted him to have one more chance as a 49er to prove all his doubters wrong.
But Smith lost that chance when he suffered a concussion...

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